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Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

New feature: You may now add your own family-friendly event to our calendar below for free! Please no fundraisers, camps, or ongoing events (longer than a week).  Only two listings per organization per month. Events must be geared to families or will not be approved. 

The Rink at Belmar @ Belmar
Nov 16 @ 5:06 pm – Dec 28 @ 6:06 pm

Belmar kicks off its 13th season of ice skating at the coolest place in town: The Rink at Belmar.  Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, the 7000-square foot outdoor ice rink.

Denver Christkindl Market @  Downtown Denver
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the season at Denver’s only authentic German Christmas Market. The Christkindl Market brings old world Christmas char to downtown Denver with music, beer & Gluehwein, entertainment, gifts, crafts and of course holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver – so be sure to come and join us at Colorado’s only authentic Christkindl market!


The event will open on Friday, November 17th through Saturday, December 23rd, 2017.


Sunday through Thursday, from 11am until 7pm
Friday and Saturdays: from 11am until 9pm
On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 11am until 4pm

Winter Wonderlights @ Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra
Nov 18 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day

Winter Wonderlights will take place from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25.

Each night, visitors and locals will revel in holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures, the only 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree in the state and 30-minute music and light shows. In addition to nightly lighting attractions, special weekend programming at the winter event from 5-9 PM Saturdays and 5-7 PM Sundays includes: Colorado’s largest inflatable igloo, weekend food and retail vendors, and exceptional performances sprinkled throughout the event calendar. Highlighted performers and groups include:

The Kutandara, a Zimbabwean Marimba dance troupe
Spinphony, a cutting edge classical pop fusion group consisting of four virtuosic string players and a DJ
Holiday-themed dances from A Dance Place
Chappelow Orchestra and Jazz Band
Golden Girls Baton Academy
Mountain View High School Choir
The event is free and open to the public. However, canned food donations will be accepted and will benefit the Larimer Food Bank.

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot @ Washington Park
Nov 23 all-day

Run your yams off at the 44th annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot in Denver’s beautiful Washington Park! The four-mile race and quarter-mile family fun run is expected to host over 10,000 participants in support of Mile High United Way’s work in the community to improve the lives of children, families, and individuals in need. This year’s Turkey Trot will include a start and finish village featuring entertainment, music, booths and a beer garden sponsored by Great Divide Brewing Co.
Adults: $45
Ages over 60: $35
Ages under 12: $30
*Specials and discounts prior to race

Thanksgiving Dinner @ ELWAY'S Downtown at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us at ELWAY’S Downtown for delicious Thanksgiving offerings. For dinner, choose from ELWAY’S favorites or our seasonal Turkey Plate. The Turkey Plate will boast sliced turkey breast, confit of turkey leg, cranberry sauce, and roasted turkey velouté paired with haricots verts, sweet potato, stuffing and mashed potato.

For reservations, please dial 303.312.3107. Dine-in only.

Friday Night Bazaar @ Denver Rock Drill
Nov 24 all-day

Come party with us at the Friday Night Bazaar to experience a vibrant market filled with outstanding local shops, creative and delicious food, local cider, wine, and spirits with live music that will transport you to another place and time.

⧨ Friday, November 24 · December 1 · December 8
⧨ Details @
⧨ Tickets @

SHOP ▹▹ 60+ Local Makers Weekly
Find the perfect holiday gifts — from handcrafted jewelry & apparel to hot sauce and salsas.

SIP ▹▹ Colorado Tasting Room + Bottle Shop
Sample wine, cider, and spirits from 10+ local makers & purchase bottles + cases of your new favorite wine, cider or spirit!

DANCE ▹▹ New Orleans Inspired Gypsy Jazz Weekly
Friday, November 24th – La Pompe Jazz
Friday, December 1st – Royal Street Ramblers
Friday, December 8th – Brothers of Brass
· Music Included with All Tickets ·


▹ 4PM – 7PM · Free Admission
▹ 7PM – 10PM · $5 Advance, $7 at the Door

▹ 4PM – 7PM · Happy Hour Tasting
$20 (only available at the door)

▹ 7PM – 10PM · Shop + Sip Tasting
$25 Advance, $30 at the door

*All Advance Tickets are valid for all three Friday Night Bazaars!

Tony Baker @ Comedy Works South
Nov 24 all-day

Tony Baker is a stand-up comedian and actor. He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, CBS’s Comics Unleashed, Starz’s StaannDUP!, and Aspire’s We Got Next. Tony has acted on TV and in film on projects like NBC’s The Carmichael Show, Amazon’s Just Add Magic, and the award winning film Whiplash. He has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on his social media pages with his original sketch content and his funny voiceovers.

Friday, November 24th 7:15pm*(All Ages Family Show)
Sunday, November 26th 11:00am *(All Ages Family Show)

Arvada Fair for the Band
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair at Arvada High School. Join us to shop a wide range of unique, quality, handmade items made by talented local artists. Fri 9-6 Sat 10-4.

Proceeds go to the Arvada High School Band and Color Guard programs.

DEN Ice Skating Rink @ Denver International Airport
Nov 24 2017 @ 9:00 am – Jan 7 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Once again, the DEN Plaza will be home to a FREE 34’wide X 60’length ice skating rink.

Santa’s Workshop @ Colorado Adventure Point
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am

We are open all day on Black Friday as an alternative to the lines and crowds! No present has greater value than one made with your own two hands. Come to CAP to learn the basics of woodworking whilst making a selection of gifts for your loved ones.
The class lasts 3 hours but feel free to head out when your gift is complete or stay the whole time and make multiple projects.

Quick FAQ
When? – November 24th , December 3rd, December 8th
Where? – Colorado Adventure Point
Who? – All Youth 6-12 Years Old

Arvada Fair for the Band
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm

Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair at Arvada High School. Join us to shop a wide range of unique, quality, handmade items made by talented local artists. Proceeds go to the Arvada High School Band and Color Guard programs.

St. Nick on the Bricks
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm

Kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

Friday, November 24th and Saturdays, November 25th – December 23rd